Sidney B. Meadows 
Scholarship Endowment Fund

Providing Scholarships
to Students in Sixteen 
Southeastern States
Pursuing a Career 
in Horticulture

Your tax-deductible gift helps ensure our students receive the support they need.

Make a Contribution

The Sidney B. Meadows Scholarship Endowment Funds provides scholarships to deserving students – the future leaders of the horticulture industry. We believe in supporting our horticultural students – and protecting the future of our industry. Your tax-deductible gift helps ensure our students receive our support and that the horticulture industry remains strong, focused, and innovative for future generations.

To donate, please make your check payable to:

Sidney B. Meadows Scholarship Endowment Fund
PO Box 801513
Acworth, GA 30101

Establishing a Named Fund

Please feel free to give us a call to discuss donation options or to establish a named fund to recognize a person or company, or as a memorial for a loved one. For more information on named funds, see below.
Establishing a named fund is a wonderful memorial for a loved one or a great way to bring recognition to your firm's support of the industry. To initialize a named fund, you must begin with a minimum pledge of $30,000 and an initial payment of $5,000, with payments of $5,000 annually over a five-year period. We will announce the creation of the new fund (if desired) and solicit contributions through promotional materials and/or direct mail.

Although $30,000 is the minimum amount to establish a fund, you can contribute any amount of additional funds at any time. There is no limit to how large a named fund can be – a larger endowment will produce a greater number of scholarships.

While scholarships are currently awarded in the amount of $1,500, this figure can increase or decrease due to fluctuations in interest rates and student needs. The first scholarship will be awarded at the end of the first full year interest income reaches the scholarship level. The selection of the award recipient is chosen by the Sidney B. Meadows Scholarship Endowment Fund Selection Committee based on the eligibility guidelines and criteria.

Named Scholarships are tracked separately but combined with all other funds in the endowment for investment purposes. At the end of the five-year donation period, if all contributions have not reached the $30,000 pledge, all donations received will be transferred to the general fund.

To date, eight named funds have been pledged:

Larry D. Edwards Fund
Dr. James & Fay Foret, Sr. Fund
Richard J. Hackney Fund
Lee C. Howell Fund
Dr. Bryson L. James Fund
Arthur A. "Buck" Jones Fund
Art & Millie Lancaster Fund
Sally Smith Fund
Robert L. VanLandingham Fund

For more information on establishing a named fund call the Fund office at 678.813.1880.